I don't know how many of you heard about this movement called Tiny House movement. This is where people buy or build small or tiny houses to live in because it's cheaper than living in a large house. Sometimes these houses are nothing more than motor homes or trailers pulled by a car.
I want to live in a small house. No more than 1500 sq foot (and this is large for a small house). I want to build it myself cheap using proven but unconventional building materials.
Something like this guy who build a 14x14 modular cabin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQCl479vnzY
He has a website too teaching you live like he does. Off the grid.
This means no city utilities. No water, no electricity, no natural gas, no cable TV. He makes all his own energy using solar, wind, a well and collecting rain water for water and solar or propane for cooking.
His house is little more than what most Louisianians would consider a fishing/hunting camp. I want to buy land in Louisiana ( I'm in Metairie now) and build such a place. I am looking for cheap land. I have seen deals such as 5 acres for 5000 dollars. I know these are far and few between but thats what I'm looking for. I could go perhaps a little over 1k an acre. I know most will think I'm crazy but I know such deals do exist. I love to fish so I want this land close to water so I can fish or launch a small boat. Fish will be a major food source. I plan to catch, trap or grow all my food as well as make all my own energy.
Are there readers here who know something about the laws in certain areas concerning this type of living?
It would be a big help when I go looking for land.
I plan to start looking for land in about 6 months. I tried to find out if there are certain regulations in La for camps as opposed to houses, and I can't find anything. I also need to know what areas have no restrictions that will allow me to live this way.
I hope I can find something no more than an hour away from new Orleans, as I have sick family here.
Sorry for the long post, I look forward to your replies.